Monday, July 07, 2008

When Orange Is Blue

So you probably thought this would be another entry about the Mets, but instead let's talk about someone else sure to lose this fall, John McCain. For an AP article claims:

Enthusiasm for McCain, especially among conservatives, is a question mark. George H.W. Bush won 241,000 votes in the 1988 primary in Orange County, long considered the state's Republican heartland. McCain, in the February primary, got 142,000 votes there.

The old Elephant Party might be in trouble if it can't get Orange County excited--after all, it's tailor made for the current Republican way, claiming ketchup is a vegetable and all, at least for children who need food programs to make it through the school day.

On the other hand the article then goes on to say you can win in CA if you're a moderate Republican, and then, of course, points to the Governator, who had enough sense to moderate his approach some after trying to ram his way down voters throats and losing at the initiative box. (Coming soon, a ballot in CA that has voters vote on every law that Sacramento could pass on its own, with two versions of each initiative almost exactly written except for one qualifier hidden amidst the legalese.)

But back to McSame. Ultimately he's too Republican for California, but not Republican enough for California Republicans.

Here's my favorite line of the article:

McCain has a single paid staffer in California.

Why oh why can't the rest of the country be more like us?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That one staffer may represent a large voting bloc in CA for McSame.

Along with garnering all of the simplistic "Lets wage more war" vote and enticing the entire frugal "Let’s reduce taxes" vote, after his bold statements today he is now sure to capture all of the thoughtful "Let's wage more war in order to reduce taxes and balance the budget" vote.

Actually I think his one paid staffer might well represent that entire constituency in CA.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

ketchup is a vegetable and all, at least for children who need food programs to make it through the school day


7:36 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Only has one staffer in CA? Well that's still better than the 5" John McCain "Maverick" POW action figure that he put in charge of his campaign in New York.

4:56 AM  

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